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What I thought was going to be one of the more lively debates/sessions here at OSCON was a moderated session with Tim O’Reilly, Eric Raymond, Simon Phipps, Bruno “biggest JUG” Pres, from Brazil, and as it turned out Brian Behlendorf.
Tim played the voice of reason asking each participant for their views, and really, Brian’s was the one that, while we’ve heard it before, showed the frustration present in dealing with Sun around Java.
As it turned out the debate was very mild and calm, Simon Phipps disarmed the panel by saying outright that Java isn’t open source yet. But one suggestion from the floor shook the panel, and all agreed that it was a valid possible solution to making Java open source while making all parties happy.
The video captures the moment.